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Is it common to get fevers when you have severe canker sores?

Is it common to get fevers when you have severe canker sores?

Can be related: With many canker sores, a secondary bacterial infection can occur thereby giving one a fever. Be certain that the teeth and mouth are kept clean when the sore are present. Consider getting evaluated by a physician for other underlying conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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I suffer from severe canker sores in my throat, it sometimes takes them months to go away. It severely disrupts my life. Can i prevent this some way?

I suffer from severe canker sores in my throat, it sometimes takes them months to go away. It severely disrupts my life. Can i prevent this some way?

Evaluation needed: We don't fully understand the causes of canker sores but they are more common during periods of stress or trauma. Some people are sensitive to sodium laurryl sulfate, a common ingredient isn't in toothpaste. Check the labels and try to avoid this. Vitamin deficiencies, especially b vitamins can be related to increased canker sores. You should be evaluated by a dentist, oral surgeon or ent. ...Read more

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Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Canker sores: Canker sores, known as aphthous stomatitis, can be caused by a virus, which may be why the lymph nodes in your neck are swollen. This is the body's response to infection. They can be very painful and take up to 10 days to resolve. A solution of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and viscous lidocaine (rinsed and spit out) will decrease the pain. Topical anesthetics may help as well. See your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores?

Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read more

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Are canker sores permanent?

Are canker sores permanent?

No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore. ...Read more

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What causes my canker sores?

What causes my canker sores?

Canker sores: See> http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262

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How do you treat canker sores?

How do you treat canker sores?

L-lysine: Try a lysine gel cap pierce it and put the gel on your sore. Anti-viral creams like Denavir (penciclovir) can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Can citrus cause canker sores?

NO!!!: But any acidic materiel will sting on contact with an aphthous ulcer, suddenly making you aware of it. ...Read more

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